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January 7th, 2008
Predicting what we'll consider must-haves
But let's pick the low-hanging fruit here. The double-knit-suit thing of the next five years is nano finishes on fabrics.
(Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of objects as small as molecules.)
Q: You think they're actually going to take off?
A: Clothes that don't stain, that you can spill a glass of red wine on and laugh at — I think that's going to catch on a lot more. We have nano fabrics today, but nobody's done anything really fun with them yet.
Q: Wait a minute. If they don't get stained, does this mean that geeks are going to wear them for like four months straight without washing them?
A: This is what's terrifying. You know the fabrics with the embedded nano silver? A couple of athletic gear companies have these fabrics — the embedded silver kills the bacteria that makes them smell.
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